William EisentrautAugust 6, 1936 ~ September 2, 2017 (age 81)
William “Ike” Jeremiah Eisentraut 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 2, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones.
Ike was born in Waubeka, WI on August 6, 1936 to Leonard & Katherine (Holland) Eisentraut. His mother passed away when he was young. His father married Lorraine Eisentraut. Ike graduated from Port Washington High School
Ike proudly served in the Army, National Guard & Marines throughout his career. He retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 20 years, the last 14 years as a Homicide Detective. He was responsible for over 250 murder investigations and his solve rate was over 90%. Prior to the LAPD, Ike worked several years with the German & Korean Police Department as a Military Policeman. He owned and operated Moonlighting Detective Agency in Kalispell MT until his retirement in 2014. Ike loved classic cars, hunting, and serving his community as a Deacon at Faith Covenant Church.
Ike married Joan E. Jennings April 4, 1983. He is survived by his wife and children, Cayce J Eisentraut, Dawn (Mark) Puerling & William (Sharon) Hildebrand. Three brothers, Marvin Eisentraut, Donald Eisentraut, Dale Eisentraut and sister in law Jane E. Jennings.
Ike is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jessica E. Eisentraut, wife Joyce Hildebrand, wife Jeannie Eisentraut and his grandson Adam Puerling.
Viewing for Ike will be Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Johnson Gloschet Funeral Home in Kalispell, 5-7 pm. Service will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 at Faith Covenant Church in Kalispell MT, with viewing at 10 am and service beginning at 11 am, followed by committal services at Fairview Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
The family would like to note a special thank you to Charles Pesola for his genuine care and support.